Valley Acres, California
|Kern County and the state of California|
|• Senate||Roy Ashburn (R)|
|• Assembly||Jean Fuller (R)|
|• U. S. Congress||Kevin McCarthy (R)|
|• Total||4.123 sq mi (10.677 km2)|
|• Land||4.123 sq mi (10.677 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2) 0%|
|Elevation||420 ft (128 m)|
|• Density||130/sq mi (49/km2)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature ID||1661615|
Valley Acres is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kern County, California, United States. Valley Acres is located 5.2 miles (8.4 km) north-northeast of Taft, at an elevation of 420 feet (128 m). The population was 527 at the 2010 census, up from 512 at the 2000 census.
Valley Acres is located at .
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.1 square miles (11 km2), all of it land.
The community was founded in 1937.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Valley Acres had a population of 527. The population density was 127.8 people per square mile (49.4/km²). The racial makeup of Valley Acres was 428 (81.2%) White, 1 (0.2%) African American, 10 (1.9%) Native American, 1 (0.2%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 42 (8.0%) from other races, and 45 (8.5%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 121 persons (23.0%).
The Census reported that 527 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.
There were 175 households, out of which 59 (33.7%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 103 (58.9%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 17 (9.7%) had a female householder with no husband present, 16 (9.1%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 14 (8.0%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 1 (0.6%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 34 households (19.4%) were made up of individuals and 12 (6.9%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.01. There were 136 families (77.7% of all households); the average family size was 3.38.
The population was spread out with 134 people (25.4%) under the age of 18, 64 people (12.1%) aged 18 to 24, 99 people (18.8%) aged 25 to 44, 155 people (29.4%) aged 45 to 64, and 75 people (14.2%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.8 years. For every 100 females there were 105.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.3 males.
There were 193 housing units at an average density of 46.8 per square mile (18.1/km²), of which 137 (78.3%) were owner-occupied, and 38 (21.7%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.4%; the rental vacancy rate was 5.0%. 379 people (71.9% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 148 people (28.1%) lived in rental housing units.
As of the census of 2000, there were 512 people, 183 households, and 144 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 124.6 people per square mile (48.1/km²). There were 194 housing units at an average density of 47.2 per square mile (18.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 89.84% White, 0.59% Black or African American, 1.76% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.59% Pacific Islander, 4.69% from other races, and 2.34% from two or more races. 7.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 183 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.2% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.3% were non-families. 18.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.18.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 28.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 109.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.8 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $41,477, and the median income for a family was $48,958. Males had a median income of $36,513 versus $45,357 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,013. About 5.1% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.
- U.S. Census
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Valley Acres, California
- Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 1122. ISBN 9781884995149.
- All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.